Spectators watching a basketball game may find it difficult to follow the action. The players move so quickly up and down the court, you can get whiplash as you watch — so imagine how those players feel! No wonder there are so many injuries. Let’s look at the most common basketball injuries and how to prevent them.
Do your joints and muscles crave the warmer weather? Of course they do. They are more flexible and comfortable in the warmth of the sun, whereas the winter chill makes them stiff, uncomfortable, and more susceptible to injury. Exactly how does cold weather affect sports injuries?
Lots of people are thrilled when winter arrives, and they can finally enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, ice hockey, and all the other cold weather sports. It’s fun until there is an accident. The most common injuries range from fractures, breaks, sprains, strains, and dislocations. Let’s learn more about the most common winter sports injuries and how to prevent them.
Athletes and non-athletes alike need to protect their knees from falls, twists, or trauma. Anyone from a young athlete to a middle aged person or senior can benefit from strengthening their knees. Here are 7 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury.
We love our football whether it’s pee wee, high school, college, or professional. We love to watch it, and youngsters and adults like to play it. Unfortunately, no amount of padding and equipment can prevent injuries from occurring, especially to the shoulder. Here are some common shoulder injuries in football you should be aware of.
It’s exciting for our children to be back in school. We have been craving some normalcy, and with school back in session, part of that routine will be sports. As you pack lunches and get them off in time, it’s equally important to prioritize preventing back to school sports injuries.
The fact that being a male or female can affect your orthopedic injury is news to many. There are many differences between males and females, as the difference in muscle mass, bones, and ligaments make each sex more vulnerable to different injuries. Understanding these distinctions can help to prevent future injuries.
As the weather warms up, professional baseball players are back on the diamond, tennis players are competing on the courts, swimmers jump in the pool, and let’s not forget all the weekend warriors who will be giving it their all. No matter your level of expertise, those who participate in overhead sports are likely to suffer a shoulder injury of some type. Get to know the signs and treatment for shoulder injuries due to overhead sports.
You tweaked your knee riding your bike and after applying ice for several days, it doesn’t feel much better. Maybe you want to improve your overall fitness level, but are experiencing injuries that sideline you. Are you experiencing the same injuries over and over again? If so, it may be time for a sports medicine visit.
Many consider golfing a relaxing pastime. Then there are those who would disagree about the relaxing part. Whichever side you are on, you should still take precautions to prevent common shoulder injuries. We have compiled the following tips to protect your shoulder from common injuries playing golf.